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My dad was a slightly stricter version of Richard Dawkins. The worldview was that there are idiots out there who believe in Santa Claus and fairies and magic and elves, and we're not joining that nonsense.

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Truth is a risky proposition. It's the nature of mediocre human beings to b

Truth is a risky proposition. It's the nature of mediocre human beings to believe that lies are necessary, that they serve a purpose, that truth is subversive, that candor is dangerous, that the very scaffold of communal life is supported by lies.
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I believe,' Muswell once said, 'that mental isolation is the essence of wei

I believe,' Muswell once said, 'that mental isolation is the essence of weird fiction. Isolation when confronted with disease, with madness, with horror and with death. These are the reverberations of the infinity that torments us.("The White Hands")
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To desire Him to be merciful to us is to acknowledge Him as God. To seek Hi

To desire Him to be merciful to us is to acknowledge Him as God. To seek His pity when we deserve no pity is to ask Him to be just with a justice so holy that it knows no evil and shows mercy to everyone who does not fly from Him in despair.
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Women's roles in the movies remain, for the most part, girlfriends, mothers

Women's roles in the movies remain, for the most part, girlfriends, mothers, wives.
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They weren't hours, these classes; they weren't even forty-five minutes--th

They weren't hours, these classes; they weren't even forty-five minutes--they were "periods," which sounded to me as if they were each at once a little era and then the end you had to see decisively put to it.
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I had more energy at 50. On the other hand, at 75, I've probably got a litt

I had more energy at 50. On the other hand, at 75, I've probably got a little more wisdom and good judgment than I had at 50 because I've got more experience. But I haven't really changed. I'm still driven by the same philosophy.
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If you would civilize a man begin with his grandmother.

If you would civilize a man begin with his grandmother.
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He’d do what was best for her. He’d take her to safety and send her back ho

He’d do what was best for her. He’d take her to safety and send her back home to a bright future…with amore honorable man than him. The stick broke in his hand, and he muttered an oath. All he wanted was for Amelia to be safe and happy, dammit. That and t
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I started having doubts right on top of my certainty.

I started having doubts right on top of my certainty.
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When hope seems like a faded memory, remember love and hope will return str

When hope seems like a faded memory, remember love and hope will return stronger than ever.
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Sometimes, reading my own media, the negativity can upset me, but I just de

Sometimes, reading my own media, the negativity can upset me, but I just deal with things on a positive basis. I mean, I have up to 20,000 people singing my words back to me on a nightly basis - they share my hopes and fears, and they relate to my own lif
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Adversity causes some men to break others to break records.

Adversity causes some men to break others to break records.
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